• About Tom Dougherty

    Tom Dougherty CEO, Stealing Share

    Tom Dougherty is the President and CEO of Stealing Share, Inc., and has helped national and global brands such as Lexus, IKEA and Tide steal market share over his 25-year career.

    An often-quoted source on business and brands, he has been featured recently by the New York Times and CNN, discussing topics ranging from television to Apple to airlines.

    Tom also regularly speaks at conferences as a keynote and break-out speaker. To find out more on inviting him to your speaking engagement and view a video of him speaking, click here.

    You can also reach him via email attomd@stealingshare.com.

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Sonic is for losers

One would think that fast food chains like Burger King would learn the lesson that you can’t “menu” your way into really challenging McDonalds for fast food dominance. I have written many blogs about Burger King doing it all wrong and how Hardees was at least positioned against males. That is something.Sonic CommercialBut today I decided it was time to speak up about the long running campaign by Sonic. It’s ALL about menu choices. As if people choose McDonalds because of the food.

Sonic advertising leves me flat

So, after eliminating the power of menu choices, what is left in the brand messages? Well, it’s clearly the choice of dorky losers. Now there is an aspirational brand if ever I heard one. I guess THIS is how you Sonic. I guess this is why I never go.

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